Author Topic: Advice: clonazepam or valium for coming off lorazepam  (Read 280 times)

[Buddie]

Advice: clonazepam or valium for coming off lorazepam
« on: February 12, 2022, 02:31:50 am »
Hi all,

Looking for advice from the brains trust.

I've been on 3 mg of lorazepam for 4 weeks for anxiety and comorbid depression.

I want to come off these now (I know rapid tapers regardless of length of use are not a good idea for my body) I've previously come off lorazepam by using a diazepam taper. This worked well with weekly 10% decreases. However, I had a major mood crash when I started the diazepam (ignorantly didnt ease the two benzos across). I want to avoid this, this time and see that clonazepam has better mood results with a still ok length half life. Any advice from those in similar situations? I'd really appreciate it. I have a supportive GP who will work sensibly with me on this.
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[Buddie]

Re: Advice: clonazepam or valium for coming off lorazepam
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2022, 02:42:56 am »
Hi Iím on Valium from lorazepam and itís a smoother taper. Iíll let others chime in but Klonopin is much stronger benzo than Valium and Iíve heard harder to get off, so I went to Valium instead
Maybe some klonopin users can give their opinion
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[Buddie]

Re: Advice: clonazepam or valium for coming off lorazepam
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2022, 02:53:50 am »
Thank you!
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[Buddie]

Re: Advice: clonazepam or valium for coming off lorazepam
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2022, 02:27:30 pm »
I tapered off from clonazepam but that was the benzo I had been on all along.  Many of our members taper from the shorter-acting benzos like lorazepam.  The key is to dose more often, at least until you get to smaller doses.  You might find some helpful information here:

Ativan Tapering Thread
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